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Juan del Mar

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Plaza San Diego 8-12, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 5 6645862
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11:00 - 23:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With a larger group we were able to order several things and share. Appetizers: Ceviche - 3 Fair compared to the ceviche from other restaurants Grilled octopus - 4 Nicely grilled and tender Thinly slice octopus- 5 Tender refreshing and fresh Caesar salad - 3.5 Large! Can be shared amongst 3-4. Main: Grilled fish crusted herb - 3 Grilled fish... More 

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Horw, Switzerland
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was recommended by a local jewelry shop owner and therefore the expectations were quite high. The service was mediocre the food not bad but overpriced and to get a reasonable wine you have to spend at least 130000 COP ( in many other place you can get it for around 80000). What I would expect is a bit... More 

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Sydney
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94 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the music! Paella was salty but all seemed to enjoy their meals. The cerviche was lovely and the fish meals looked great. Wine was very good. Our table service was excellent - would recommend this restaurant for a buzzy feel and fun vibe.

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New York City, New York
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142 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Touristy decor. Playful menu that lacks definition -- not particularly inventive and the ordinary menu items not well executed. Vegetable side dish looks and tastes straight from the freezer. Seafood drowning in sauces. Glad we got of there before the live music started. Prices are on par with some of the fine dining establishments in the area. Spend your money... More 

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to have a romantic dinner with my wife, the food was spectacular, the service was excellent and the place was incredible, It's a must go to have a perfect lunch and dinner, Congrats Juan del Mar!!!

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Hartford, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

That's about it! Because my friend was too impatient to wait at a great place down the street, we ended up here. It looked nice and was crowded so we gave it a shot. We had afew seafood appetizers and the sqid was guesome. Thankfully the white wine tasted like whiskey to kill the taste of the food.

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Thank CTburns
Juan del Mar I, Public Relations Manager at Juan del Mar, responded to this review

Thanks for your comment. Sorry to hear that about your experience, we would like to know more about it, because this kind of feedback helps us to review our services and products and work on them to improve them. So please email us at gerenciacartagena@juandelmar.com More 

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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Lovely restaurant jut one block away from our hotel, we ate at the italian and it was delicious, excellent service and nice looking restaurant. We ate a lasagña and the ravioli yummm.

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Thank Sgalvez
Juan del Mar I, Public Relations Manager at Juan del Mar, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We are happy to hear that you had an excellent experience at Juan del Mar Restaurantes, enjoying the food and the ambiance. We hope to see you back soon! More 

Cartagena, Colombia
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

When you sit outside on the terrace, you can ask both the menu of the Italian and the fish restaurant and that is ideal when you are in a large group with different appetites. The problem is that the food was not served at the same time and that you have to pay two bills (at least 30 minutes waiting... More 

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Thank kesit0
Juan del Mar I, Public Relations Manager at Juan del Mar, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We are happy to hear that you got to enjoy the experience at Juan del Mar Restaurantes, regardless of the served time situation. We hope to see you back soon! More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Bad service. We have to wait a lot for a seat. And the maitre de was a guy in underwear and apron seating people?

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Thank Mrjuan2
Juan del Mar I, Public Relations Manager at Juan del Mar, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear about your experience, but maybe you got confused about the restaurant you were reviewing, because we are certain that there wasn't any guy attending in underwear. Have a nice day! ;) More 

Ajijic, Mexico
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Totally unacceptable! One house to receive our pizza which, although described as one of the most "loaded" with ingredients when received was: cold, dried out and so thin that you could hold it up between two fingers and see the lights through the pizza. The two uncooked basil leaves that had been dropped on the pizza actually blew off the... More 

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Thank Carnivore44
Juan del Mar I, Public Relations Manager at Juan del Mar, responded to this review

Thanks for your comment. Sorry to hear about your experience, we would like to know more about it to make sure we make improvements. Please email us at gerenciacartagena@juandelmar.com More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$30
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, South American, Colombian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza San Diego 8-12, Cartagena, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 5 6645862

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?